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CSU Hosts Panel Discussion on HIPAA and Privacy April 17

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sought to regulate the use and disclosure of protected health information to better ensure the privacy of patients. However with the rise of big data and electronic health records, numerous issues have occurred regarding HIPAA compliance and how best to balance privacy with ongoing medical innovation.

Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will seek to shed new light on this topic through the panel discussion “Regulating Data: A Candid Conversation about HIPAA and Privacy." The event will be held at the Law School’s Moot Court Room, 1801 Euclid Ave., Monday, April 17 at 5 p.m., and is presented by Cleveland-Marshall’s Center for Health Law and Policy.

The event will cover four significant topics in relation to health data and privacy: electronic medical records, medical big data; coordinating HIPPA compliance with business partners and predictive healthcare analytics.

Four area experts in the field of health law and policy will speak during the discussion: Peggy Beat, associate general counsel for CareSource, the second largest Medicaid healthcare plan in the U.S.; Joseph Dickinson, former chief information security officer for The MetroHealth System; Sharona Hoffman, the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law and co-director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case Western Reserve University; and David Schweighoefer, partner in the Health Care Practice Group at Brouse McDowell. The discussion will be moderated by CSU Professor of Law Matthew Green

The program is free and open to the public, and offers two hours of Continuing Legal Education credit.  Preregistration is not required.